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Laos is divided by two distinct regions - north and south. Since trips to Laos offer such an extraordinary array of sights and activities, most choose to visit one or the other region. Depending on the length of your stay, however, you can surely decide to travel Laos from top to bottom. Our Laos travel packages offer customised round trip Laos tours, as well as combined trips to Laos which include Cambodia and Vietnam.
An arrival that’s unrivaled.
Vientiane is an ideal first stop to embark on your exciting round trip Laos tour that lies ahead. Among the capital city’s antiquated colonial French architecture, venerable religious temples and national monuments, you’ll find a transformative city undergoing modern changes. Still, Vientiane exudes a laid-back charm that’s unmatched by any other Southeast Asian capital.
Heading north. From one capital to another.
Luang Prabang, the cultural capital of Laos, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 30 gilded Buddhist temples. The most visited tourist destination in Laos still maintains an aura of blissful serenity. Mount Phou Si in the town’s center is the ideal spot to conclude an eventful day of temple hopping. With its gorgeous panorama of Luang Prabang, watching the gentle sunset over the Mekong is as close to a spiritual experience that you might ever achieve.
Observe rural life as you day-trip along the Mekong to the awe-inspiring Tham Thang cave and its over 3000 Buddha statues within. Bike through the delightful Phosi Market, and take a swim in the turquoise pools under the Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Going south. The road less travelled.
Pakse, the capital of Champasak Province, is the gateway as you travel Laos southward. Here you’ll find the vibrant and expansive Dao Heuang market, arguably one of the finest morning markets in all of Laos.
The scenery becomes more alluring as you continue through the coffee and waterfall region of the Bolaven Plateau. Travel by bike or scooter where coffee farms and plantations are abundant. Along the way, the magnificent twin waterfalls of Tad Fane, cascading from a height of over 100 meters, will be sure to stop you in your tracks.
Near the border of Cambodia rest the 4,000 Islands. This lazy and vast archipelago, with its idyllic surroundings, is mostly uncharted. Here, you’ll find paradise on the Mekong - one you could only ever have imagined before - peacefully awaiting your arrival.
For a small country, Laos is replete with things to see and do.
To make the most of your Laos vacation, a Laos private tour guide will organise every detail of your itinerary ensuring you won’t miss a thing. Choose from our Laos tours packages or customise your own. By offering expert local knowledge, your Laos holiday is certain to be one of a kind.
Vientiane, the capital city of Laos, has a distinct small-town feel in stark contrast to the more bustling capital cities of Southeast Asia. And while modernization is gradually catching up to it, the pace remains slow with a relaxed atmosphere that’s welcoming and inviting.
Luang Prabang is a picturesque town surrounded by conspicuous green mountains. Built on a peninsula where the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers join, Luang Prabang is often referred to as “Jewel of the Mekong.” Within the hills you’ll find a harmonious mix of traditional Lao structures and faded colonial French facades. This enchanting northern town is arguably one of the most beautiful places in Southeast Asia and destined to be a highlight of your Laos vacation.
Lying in ruin and scattered over the highlands of the Xiangkhoang Plateau you’ll find the Plain of Jars, a phenomenal archeological site believed to be 1,500 to 2,000 years old. A sprawling cluster of large stone jars weighing up to 14 tons, no one knows exactly what their original purpose was. It’s definitely a sight to behold.
The Bolaven Plateau in the highlands of southern Laos, with its pristine landscapes and spectacular waterfalls, is heaven on earth. Rent a motorbike and tour the sprawling coffee plantations the region is famous for. Encounter multitudes of wildlife as you trek through its lush rainforest – home to tigers, elephants, monkeys and over 300 species of birds.
Travel local with a local expert.
trip.me offers a trusted online platform where you can select, personalize and book trips directly with our hand-picked selection of outstanding agencies worldwide.
Our select Destination Experts possess an intimate knowledge of Laos regions, customs and cultures because they’re professional travel agents who live there themselves. We’ll connect you directly to one of them. From the planning stages to your arrival in Laos, and throughout the duration of your visit, a local expert will ensure your itinerary runs without a hitch.
Customize a Laos tour according to your own personal interests and receive up-to-date information about your trip from your local expert there on the ground.
trip.me personally select all of the local agencies we partner with to ensure they share the same passion for travel and high quality standards. We offer over 500 trips worldwide and every tour displayed on our website has undergone a thorough vetting process judged on uniqueness, adventure, excitement as well as other relevant and meaningful criteria.
Nga, our travel agent, was awesome to work with. She was easy to communicate with over e-mail, the phone, and whatsapp. When we didn't like our guide in one city, she responded quickly, even though it was a Saturday, over whatsapp and worked to get us a new guide for the next day.
Our favorite guides were Mr Chanpeng in Southern Laos and our replacement guide in Luang Prabang (I can't remember his name now). Mr Chanpeng was with us for the most days out of any of our guides and he was very accommodating and thoughtful. When I wanted to re-arrange our last two days a bit he was quick to agree and make suggestions on what might work better.
We didn't love any of the hotels in Laos, but that might just be the nature of what is available. In particular, we did not like the family boutique in Vientiane.
We did love the activities that were planned and thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
I booked an 8 day trip around the north of vietnam starting in Hanoi for myself and my three daughters aged 12, 15, 17 with Nga and everything went very smoothly. We were the only ones on this tour and we were very happy with the local guides used throughout the trip. Each of the guides brought something different to the experience, they were friendly and interested in having us there. We were meet at the pick up points and delivered to the drop of points on time. As I did not have to think to much about the admistration of the trip i found it relaxing and able to enjoy the trip with my girls. We had plenty of time to do our own thing throughout the trip. The drivers were very good and competent at driving to the conditions of Vietnams roads (crazy compared to Australian driving conditions), the vehicles that they used were clean and tidy and in very good condition. Accomodation was as expected as we took the middle of the road level of accomodation. Overal it was a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.Read More Read More Less